What happened on February 07, 1999
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
When All Seemed Lost, Officer Gave Her Hope STEVE CHAWKINS, Steve Chawkins is a Times staff writer. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Deserves Equal Treatment DR. MICHAEL A. GLUECK, Dr. Michael A. Glueck is a retired Newport Beach physician
For VICA, Many Issues Are Far From Resolved BONNY L. HERMAN, Bonny L. Herman has been president of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. since 1986. She is a Richard Riordan appointee to the Metropolitan Water District board of directors
When The Reading Light Went On Candace Barrett, executive director of Los Angeles Children's Museum
In Unity, a Promise of Real Change ROB GLUSHON, Rob Glushon is a member of the elected charter reform commission representing the 11th City Council District, which includes Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks
A National Priority Renewed BRAD SHERMAN, Rep. Brad Sherman, a Democrat, represents portions of Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley
Expert Advice KRIS D. GUTIERREZ, Kris D. Gutierrez is an associate professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
An Economist Looks at SOAR MARK SCHNIEPP, Mark Schniepp, director of the UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project, recently completed a study of SOAR, Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources. His work will be published by the university on Feb. 18 in the 1999 Ventura County Economic Outlook. Here is a portion of the draft report
Surrender, Dorothy JIM HOLT, Jim Holt writes about science and philosophy for the Wall Street Journal and Lingua Franca
How I Fell in Love With Poetry EDWARD HIRSCH, Edward Hirsch is the author of five books of poetry, most recently "On Love." His essay will appear in a somewhat different form in the book "How to Read a Poem," to be published in April by Harcourt Brace
First Ficion MARK ROZZO, Mark Rozzo's "First Fiction" column appears monthly in Book Review
Where Poetry and Truth Align CAROL MUSKE DUKES, Carol Muske Dukes is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, "An Octave Above Thunder: New and Selected Poems" and "Women and Poetry: Truth, Autobiography and the Shape of the Self."
On Translating Montale ALLAN M. JALON, Allan M. Jalon writes about poetry for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Southwest Review
Culture Vulture PETER CLOTHIER, Peter Clothier is the author, most recently, of "David Hockney" (Abbeville)
Knocking on the Doors of the Impossible RICHARD HOWARD, Richard Howard is a poet and translator and teaches in the writing division of the School of the Arts, Columbia University. His latest book of poetry, "Trappings," will be published by Turtlepoint Press in the fall
Black Hole PETER PLAGENS, Peter Plagens is the art critic at Newsweek magazine. His novel, "Time for Robo," will be published by Black Heron Press in April
Harvest MEGHAN O'ROURKE, Meghan O'Rourke works in the fiction department at The New Yorker
Gabrielle Kirk McDonald Kitty Felde, Kitty Felde, a journalist for public radio, is the Friday host of KPCC's "Talk of the City."
Want Political Help? Look to the Courts Susan Estrich, Susan Estrich is a law professor at USC. She served as a campaign manager for Michael S. Dukakis in 1988
Reviving a Mission for UC Kevin Starr, Kevin Starr, a contributing editor to Opinion, is State Librarian of California and a University Professor at USC. The latest volume of his history of California is "The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s."
Can This Marriage Be Saved? BILL PRESS, Bill Press is co-host of CNN's "Crossfire."
Clinton's Transformation Into a Mythical 'Trickster' Laura Shamas, Laura Shamas is an adjunct professor in English and communications at Pepperdine University
The Decline And Fall Of Kenneth Starr Stephen Gillers, Stephen Gillers teaches legal ethics at New York University School of Law
An Ineptitude That Will Cost Lives Marlene Nadle, Marlene Nadle is a journalist formerly based in Yugoslavia and an associate of the East and Central Europe program of the New School of Social Research
More Than a King of a Poor Nation Shibley Telhami, Shibley Telhami holds the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and is a senior fellow at Brookings Institution
The Decaying Integrity of the Olympics Paul L. Montgomery, Paul L. Montgomery, a former reporter for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, is a writer based in Lausanne
Great-Communicating a Scandal DINESH D'SOUZA, Dinesh D'Souza is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of "Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader" (Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster)
A Politically Unpopular Success Story Sidney Weintraub, Sidney Weintraub, an economist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, is the author of "NAFTA at Three."